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Assassin's Apprentice
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August 1, 2012
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August 31, 2012
Assassin's Apprentice

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Jenny (Reading Envy)
This was the August 2012 pick with the Sword and Laser group. I probably would never have thought to read it otherwise, so thank you Veronica!

There are things about this story that have me interested in what happens in the entire trilogy (and from what I gather in the discussion forums, the second trilogy following the first trilogy). The Skill vs. wit vs. questing, the clashing of cultures, and Fitz's development as an assassin - these elements are all still interesting and unexplained at the e...more
Very well-written, with lots of intriguing worldbuilding, but the hero was almost a passive observer for most of the story.

Thankfully the assassins in here aren't the ninja warrior types prevalent in other fantasy books. Here it's more cloak and dagger, poison in the cup and so on, which I supppose is far more realistic.

The psychic powers that he possesses are also confusing, and the conclusion, with knowledge of the protagonist's role and duty seemingly known to all involved, was particularly...more
Tom Merritt
Brilliant. It did take me awhile to get swept up in it. I liked it fine from the beginning but from the moment Lady Thyme calls Fitz back fromt he keep to meeting the Forged Ones and on I was hooked.

This book also made me extra nice to my dogs.
re-read finished 2/19/13

I really like this series. Looking forward to the next book.
Dec 12, 2013 Liz rated it 3 of 5 stars
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Ok, I can buy the main character being a little dense and not understanding what was going on right away because he's 14, but still. Fun book anyway.
Started out in very much the same pattern as a dozen other books I've read, but ended up being completely worth my time. I must learn more about the red ships!!
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